Biological Variation: From Principles to Practice provides a simple
but comprehensive guide on how to produce data on biological variation, locate
such data in the literature, and use the data in everyday laboratory practice.
There is significant renewed interest in strategies for setting quality
specifications as well as for setting population-based and subject-specific
reference values. Up-to-date information that is not readily available in other
texts has been collected in this book. The book is written for all those
concerned with quality in laboratory medicine-those who work in laboratories
that process patient specimens, laboratory professionals concerned with quality
administration and management, those undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate
courses in laboratory medicine, and trainees who are taking professional
examinations or seeking certification.